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Deputies arrest Port St. Lucie man for selling opioids, marketing them as “pressed fentanyl”

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(PORT SAINT LUCIE, FLA) — Officials at the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office said they have arrested a man accused of selling opioids and advertising them as “pressed Fentanyl.”

Investigators arranged a drug deal with Michael Gallegos who lives in Port St. Lucie after moving down from Colorado. .

According to deputies, Gallegos traveled to the southern end of Indian River County to conduct the drug transaction. During the course of the buy, ten 30 mg oxycodone hydrochloride pills were purchased and Gallegos was immediately taken into custody.

Authorities transported Gallegos to the St. Lucie County Jail and charged him with sale of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a convenience store, possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful use of a two-way communication device.

He is being held on a $20,500.00 bond.